December 2012 Desktop Screenshots

By on November 30, 2012 7:59:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Jafo

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I thought a 'blast from the past' [12 years old] might be fun....

Date of that was 13 Jan, 2001....

....and I'm still using that same WinAMP ....but now I have a system with more grunt I 'should' have another go at that cursor...

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December 23, 2012 8:58:51 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

10 to 1 am ....Xmas eve...and it's 29c ..... expecting a minimum of 25.....

Latest skin for FSX... a Tupolev Tu-114 in fake BOAC colours [taken from a Comet - same vintage].  The skin is a real bugger....fuselage is in 4 pieces length-wise...and NOT AT THE SAME SCALE .... even though they are on the same bitmap....and don't let me start about those engines....bits of them all over the bitmap at random.  Finding which bit belongs to what was ....entertaining....

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December 23, 2012 3:13:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,
Latest skin for FSX... a Tupolev Tu-114 in fake BOAC colours [taken from a Comet - same vintage]. The skin is a real bugger....fuselage is in 4 pieces length-wise...and NOT AT THE SAME SCALE .... even though they are on the same bitmap....and don't let me start about those engines....bits of them all over the bitmap at random. Finding which bit belongs to what was ....entertaining....

Paul...are you doing those planes all from scratch?

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December 23, 2012 3:38:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Backdrop for my upcoming Technix DX, featuring Technix windowblind by Tom Richter.

 

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December 23, 2012 3:39:32 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Capsula Xtreme... looks to be the final cut. Great work, Steve!  ... and Rennie, obrigado!!!

 

 

 

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December 23, 2012 5:51:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting WebGizmos,
Paul...are you doing those planes all from scratch?

Yes...

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December 23, 2012 6:02:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,
Quoting WebGizmos,
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Paul...are you doing those planes all from scratch?

Yes...

Damn! Would love to look over your shoulder while your doing that.

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December 23, 2012 6:22:11 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting WebGizmos,
Damn! Would love to look over your shoulder while your doing that.

You'd get a sore neck.....that one took about 2 days.  So much of the aligning is trial and error....you have to load the WIP onto the plane model in the sim...and see how it looks....tweak...and repeat....

The fuse in that....if the second 25% in length is 'full size', say, then the 1st, 3rd and 4th are at 80% scale..... a real bummer when you are trying to match alignment at per-pixel level...

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December 23, 2012 8:56:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

There you go.  Top-left is a metal finish 'blank' done by me...the original skins are paint-finish - shiny but not 'metal' [that's an alpha mod]...then you add bits and see how they look...alignment, etc....until finally the one bottom-right is the finished ver...a plane never painted in those colours....but 'might' have been if AA had a Tu-114 in the livery of their Electras of the same period.

The alphas are altered too...as the painted bits [decals] are gloss....not 'metal'...in all 5 bitmaps are altered...along with their alphas ....10 in all.  Mapping the bands on the engines was seriously a pain....alerations ended up literally one pixel width at a time....

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December 24, 2012 1:59:06 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Holy crap! That's a lot of work! And I can only imagine the trial and error part. I know just doing the simple stuff I do can be a pain sometimes. I'd still love to watch you do some of this stuff...I just find it interesting. And then to see the outcome and a working product. And you do this all for a simulator. Always wanted to play one of those.

 

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December 24, 2012 12:49:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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December 25, 2012 12:48:52 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Damn, Jafo. The aircraft is just zupa dupa kuuul   Jimm, great work with Technix here. WOW.

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December 25, 2012 12:51:21 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting WebGizmos,
Holy crap! That's a lot of work! And I can only imagine the trial and error part. I know just doing the simple stuff I do can be a pain sometimes. I'd still love to watch you do some of this stuff...I just find it interesting. And then to see the outcome and a working product. And you do this all for a simulator. Always wanted to play one of those.

 

 

I´d love to see this as a clip. It must be amazing to see e.g. a 5 minutes shot when it starts up with the first scratch to the ultimate final result. Oh yay 

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December 28, 2012 7:14:21 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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Latest skin ....someone asked for a Cuban ver...and since it's a Ruskie plane it's more likely a what-if than most...

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December 29, 2012 4:28:35 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Nice skin job

Have you ever thought about taking up WB skinning...

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December 29, 2012 6:29:48 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Fuzzy Logic,
Nice skin job

Have you ever thought about taking up WB skinning...

I did my WB skinning back in the 90's....

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December 29, 2012 9:48:50 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

And what precludes you from doing it in the 21st. century? Just curious. Judging by the detail, time and effort put into your aircraft graphics a WB would be child's play for you. IMO

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December 29, 2012 10:40:30 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Uvah,
And what precludes you from doing it in the 21st. century? Just curious. Judging by the detail, time and effort put into your aircraft graphics a WB would be child's play for you. IMO

I was doing them at a time when there was no Skin Studio.  I wasn't even using Builderblinds, instead doing it all from scratch.... the same way I am doing these plane skins now.  Besides, there are plenty of quite capable WB skinners doing it well, where-as some of these plane models have very few skins/skinners...

My latest one....

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December 30, 2012 10:31:44 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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December 31, 2012 7:21:21 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Last one for 2012!      Happy New Year

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December 31, 2012 9:03:48 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Windows 8

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December 31, 2012 9:22:13 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Made a start button for Start8 I see Andy, nice colours and really nice screenie!

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December 31, 2012 10:42:44 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LightStar,
Made a start button for Start8 I see Andy, nice colours and really nice screenie!
Thank you for noticing Tom

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December 31, 2012 11:17:20 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Nice and clean

 

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